Whittier, California Population 2024

82,828

Whittier is a city located in Los Angeles County California. Whittier has a 2024 population of 82,828. Whittier is currently declining at a rate of -1% annually and its population has decreased by -4.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 87,006 in 2020.

The average household income in Whittier is $113,460 with a poverty rate of 8.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whittier is 37.8 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Whittier Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whittier was:

  • White: 39.97%
  • Other race: 37.42%
  • Two or more races: 14.15%
  • Asian: 5.07%
  • Native American: 2.01%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Land Area (mi²)
14.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,654.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.8% (-4,178)
The current population of Whittier, California is 82,828 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 87,006.

Whittier, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,55739.97%
Other race32,35737.42%
Two or more races12,23514.15%
Asian4,3835.07%
Native American1,7352.01%
Black or African American1,0151.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1770.2%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whittier Population by Race

Whittier Population Pyramid 2024

Whittier Median Age

37.8

Total

36.7

Male

38.8

Female

Whittier Adults

There are 66,735 adults, (12,454 of whom are seniors) in Whittier.

Whittier Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Whittier Sex Ratio

Female43,90050.78%
Male42,55949.22%

Whittier Population by Age

Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All27,4893.0856.743.3
Married13,7983.7971.128.9
Non Family7,6141.2742.757.3
Female4,3763.6342.157.9
Male1,7014.0640.659.4
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3.61

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whittier Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whittier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 94%.

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,125

Average Earnings

$58,213

Average Male

$45,526

Average Female

Whittier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whittier Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whittier Language

58.94% of Whittier residents speak only English, while 41.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.53% of the population.

Whittier Language

Whittier Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic58,0194,9658.56%
Other31,9983,54311.07%
White18,8821,5858.39%
Multiple12,0479007.47%
Black85426230.68%
Asian4,1772475.91%
Native1,7291186.82%
Islander17731.69%
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8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.86%

Male Poverty Rate

9.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whittier is Black, with 30.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whittier is Islander, with 1.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.62%.

Whittier Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.56%
High School11.06%
Some College7.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%
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Whittier Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.35%
Female Unemployed24.01%
Male Employed3.6%
Female Employed2.9%
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Whittier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whittier Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whittier Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Whittier Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whittier Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Whittier Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whittier Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,360

Number of Veterans

2,262

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

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Whittier Veterans by War

count

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Whittier Veterans by Age

count

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Whittier Veterans by Race

Whittier Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whittier Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Whittier Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whittier Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whittier Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.73%

Born in Whittier

83.3%

Native Born

16.7%

Foreign Born

5.71%

Non Citizen

11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.3% of Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 74.73% having been born in California. 5.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whittier Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202978,658-834-1.05%
202879,492-834-1.04%
202780,326-834-1.03%
202681,160-834-1.02%
202581,994-834-1.01%
202482,828-834-1%
202383,662-834-0.99%
202284,496-834-0.98%
202185,330-1,676-1.93%
202087,0062,8643.4%
201984,142-909-1.07%
201885,051-637-0.74%
201785,688-360-0.42%
201686,048-237-0.27%
201586,285380.04%
201486,2471020.12%
201386,1452180.25%
201285,9273080.36%
201185,6193100.36%
201085,3091,6291.95%
200083,6806,0097.74%
199077,6719,11313.29%
198068,558-4,305-5.91%
197072,86339,200116.45%
196033,66310,23043.66%
195023,4337,31845.41%
194016,1151,2938.72%
193014,8226,82585.34%
19207,9973,44775.76%
19104,5502,960186.16%
19001,5901,005171.79%
1890585
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Whittier Population by Year